Credit-Hour Minor


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Biomedical Research at St. Mary’s

Biomedical Research is a multidisciplinary minor that includes areas of study across STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The field of Biomedical Research is an act of discovery that gives the researcher an appreciation for how life works and the knowledge to improve health and reduce disease burden. 

Program of Study

The Minor in Biomedical Research is open to students of any major within the School of Science, Engineering and Technology. 

The program offers a transformative, real-world experience to undergraduate students, using state-of-the-art methodologies and instrumentation to address questions about health and disease. Students in the Minor will participate in active research, seminars and Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs). 

  • Degree Plan

    The Minor in Biomedical Research is 18 credit hours.

    • Minor in Biomedical Research

    Students will conduct research in the field of biomedicine, attend seminars in Biological Sciences, and take part in CURE and inquiry courses in Bioinformatics, Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science and more.

  • Highlighted Courses 

    • Biomedical Workshops  
    • Computer Programming 
    • Introduction to Biomedical Research 
    • Mentored Manuscript Writing  

    Course catalog coming soon.

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What can I do with a Minor in Biomedical Research?

Gain Valuable, Real-World Research Experience

Undergraduate research experience develops important critical thinking and analytical skills, trains students to think like scientists, and increases knowledge and confidence in one’s discipline. At St. Mary’s, students who participate in research have higher GPAs, are more likely to be retained in STEM, have higher four-year graduation rates and will be biomedical workforce-ready when they graduate.

Career Opportunities

  • Biomedical scientist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biophysicist
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnologist
  • Computational biologist
  • Mathematical biologist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Medical science liaison
  • Physician
  • Research scientist


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